Date: 31 March
Location: West Coast Fossil Park
Contact: 022 766 1606 | [email protected]
Description: The West Coast Fossil Park invites you to attend their next morning talk: Shell Middens as Historical Evidence: What can we do with them? Presented by John Parkington
Shell middens are archaeological sites dominated by shells which have been discarded by people who ate the shell-fish flesh. There are many other things buried within the shelly deposit, often including fireplaces, artefacts, and animal bones, all of which can tell about the lives and lifestyles of those who lived there. Shell middens are, though, very variable giving clues to the different ways in which people in the past have chosen to live by the sea and shedding light on mobility strategies, dietary preferences and domestic organization. The focus of the talk will be on the shell middens near the mouth of the Verlorenvlei
Talk is R45 per person and included coffee/tea and something sweet.